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think this one is unique. irng we' i think we're at a different time in america. we've never had an african-american president running against a mormon for president. that changes things. what was missing from those elections are all of this and also the internet. those two instrumentations, cable coverage and the internet and bloggers, have changed the dialogue in american presidential politics. to what end we'll find out tomorrow night. i think they'll have an impact. during those elections even though times were tough in many instances, there wasn't anything quite like what we've gone through in the last four years with economic downturn, which was the greatest since the great depression. when president obama took office, a lot of people thought, including his principle economic advisers, they could emerge from it in 2009 at some point. we were told the recession was over. it turns out it was not a v, it was an l. it went down and went straight across and went across and astayed across. this is unique. >> this election is about fear, great fear. both sides making the other peo
with the president? >> you saw it first here on friday. america's top spy caught in a secret affaiaffair. i have the irony. i spy there's more to this story. >> petraeus or no petraeus, someone is facing tough questions this week during congressional hearings on the benghazi aattacks. >> i'm krystal ball. big city mayors are getting defensive about looming cuts. can we slash spending without slashing thousands of hometown jobs? >>> i dove into the republican "twilight" zone and nearly lost my mind. the real truth on "the cycle," monday, november 12th. >>> we kick off this week on "the cycle" with no upcoming election and no massive impending storm to warn you about. let's take a moment to enjoy the calm. >> nice. >> all right, enough of that. we enjoyed the peace for about as long as washington did. there's an unfolding story of the resignation of cia director david petraeus that broke on "the cycle" on monday. when the lame duck congress waddling in tomorrow, there's aa promise of a con sill to her tone. steve, can you fall off a sloef? >> it feels really good, exactly. >> they start to tackle
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and for the commitment to america. thank you, steve, and thank you for your help. now, i have heard you chanting out here four more days, and you are right. there's not much time left before people make the decisions as to which way the country something to head. i think a lot of people made their mind up a long time ago who they were going to support. there are some folks who are getting ready to put aside the demands of daily living and ask themselves what's best for them and what's best for their family and what's best for america. as they go through that process, what i hope they'll do is put aside all the speeches and ads and put aside the attacks and really focus on the record. as you know, talk is cheap. a record of accomplishment and achievement, that is something that happens with effort. that is something you can't fake, so i'd like the people across the country to give this election some real consideration to decide who can actually get america strong again. i know i know how to do. that's why i believe on november 6th, you'll give me the nod, and i'll become the next president. talk is remark
and escaping from the drug war coming here. america is slowly moving against the war on drugs. it's kinld of amazing to see this movement. we see colorado and washington creating a very liberal open policy, california striking down their three-strikes law. that says let's not have nonviolent drug offenders go away to jail for a long time. judges and police say this is a losing battle. let's move towards treatment and decriminalization and treat it like alcohol rather than prohibition and criminalization. we have a mexican president saying, hey, let's look at a different way to treat this thing. let's talk about what he recently said. in favor of opening a new debate in the strategy in the way we fight drug traffickings. it's clear after several decades we have more drug consumption, drug use, drug trafficking. things are not working. a change in the drug policy would have a massive impact on the economy and on crime in both north america and throughout south america, and would lead the way and open the path toward a more humane immigration policy and people in america accepting them. >> i
know that a significant portion of america, 60%, said they agree with raising taxes on the rich. even some romney voters said hey, yeah, we should raise taxes on the rich. it seems there's a passionate fwrup of far right conservatives who are saying we don't want to raise taxes on the rich. and they seem to have an outsized amount of power in this discussion. because they are against compromise. they are super passionate. they will primary people who go against them and vote them out of office. is it that we have this passionate small minority that is kind of holding the whole process hostage to use a word from last term? >> i'm not sure it's a passionate small minority. i mean, it's the majority of the party. it's a core principle for the gop. it's one of the -- really one of the few core principles in kind of the post-cold war and post social issues kind of part of politics right now that brings them all together. it's very important for them to not have high taxes. what we're seeing right now is sort of, i think, and it's been a conjecture, but the orthodoxy on taxes which is very
states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> okay. we have a power-packed "cycle" today. live the first family and president will leave chicago in 45 minutes and head back to the white house. yes, to quote the crowds -- >> four more years. four more years. >> and that's exactly what a re-elected brahm eded barack obama will get, four more years. is it a wartime president or bipartisan president? hint. this was the president at his victory speech in chicago last night. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward and in the coming weeks an months i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we ca0qn only solve together. reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code fixing our immigrúation system freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to d >> at 3:30 a look at what the house republicans are thinking when speaker boehner speaks. we'll have that live
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, hopefully, and change america. perhaps a grand bargain will put his name in the history books in a positive light. and two things that could happen that would be sort of put us on over the moon to replace scalia and change the face of the supreme court and maybe fall in that thing that carter fell in to and clinton. let me try to fix the middle east and, you know, i mean, that's a dream but i mean that's a sort of thing that guy reaching for the history books would want to do. >> yeah. i want to tell you what i was saying but cobbler and gobbler for a minute. i never understand the presidential pardon of the turkey. every year. >> you hate america? >> we humanize then and saying the rest of them kill 'em, gut 'em. >> yeah! >> they deserve to live now and celebrate -- i think to me -- >> are you eating turkey on thursday? >> i have no comment on that. >> yeah. that's what i thought. that's what i thought. >> hypocrite. >> so dry, i have to -- i won't. >> dark meat' calling it cobbler. i'm thankful for moments like this. >> she says you asked her, sir, to enter in to an open marriage. would y
to the burbs pushing tax relief for middle america. >> a jobs bill passed the house this morning. i repeat a jobs bill passed the house this morning. >> and heard it from sc, big news from the capital oil. we're awaiting big news from the nation's highest court. will gay marriage finally be put on the docket. >> and tgif. thank goodness it's filibuster reform. wait that's not it? >> i can barely hear myself think over jonathan's shirt. >> love it. >> when i was growing up in the suburbs, i didn't think it was the center of society. we went to the mall, we played in the back stuff, did stuff we weren't supposed to in the bachlts. but the soul of the middle class society was being born in the burbs. which is why when the president needs to speak to real americans, he takes his tax cut fight to the suburbs in philly. >> i'm already missing the time that i spent on the campaign visiting towns like this and talking to folks like you. if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. i'm assuming that doesn't sound too good to you.
. a key observation is an idea of two americas. a cultural divide far stronger than an ideological or political divide. our next guest may have found an example of that very divide in the link between where you eat and how you vote. joining us now is the numbers guy and house editor for the cook political report, he is david wasserman. dave, so, basically, you have crunched the numbers and you found a link here involving cracker barrel and whole foods. tell us about it and what it says about our country. >> you hear about how polarized we have along political lines, gender lines, racial lines but unless you look at the cultural data, you miss what's going on in the electorate. last summer, i devised the whole foods cracker barrel indicator. in 1992, president clinton winning election won 60% of counties with a whole foods market and only 40% of counties with a cracker barrel old country store. but in 2012, president obama won 77% of counties with a whole foods market and 29% of counties with a cracker barrel old country store. a 48-point gap. i was going over the statistic in arlin
, that conversation underscores one of the biggest issues facing america now and going forward. that's the growing income gap. that's why today the issue is inequality, and we've got one of our favorites, sister similar money campbell here to talk about it. that is next on "the cycle." i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> on the eve of the president's white house meeting with congressional leaders about the fiscal cliff or gentle slope, one of the biggest sticking points reap mains tax rates for the wealthy. republicans' latest offer is to close tax loopholes to pay for extending bush era tax cuts including for all including the rich. president obama says the top 2% simply don't need the help, and some of the most charitable folks around agree. the self-described nuns on the bus returned from a trip around denver explaining why it's time to end tax cuts for the top 2%. it's the late
america in the coming years. >> there you see it, toure. quite positive thoughts from the congressional leaders. what's the thing they all did not talk about there outside the white house? what to do about those two 250 and above bush tax cuts. that is the sticking point in any single day. mike said that's where the wig am room is. they all avoided talking about the elephant in the room, which is the 250 and above tax cuts. that's the issue that is central to any sort of compromise moving forward. guys, some positive messages at d.c. before thanksgiving. they look good for the cameras. we'll see if this comes around december 31st. >> all right. nbc's luke russert and mike, thanks to both of you. we bring in our dynamic economic duo, peter morici and jerrold bernstein. jared. i'll start with you. i'm puzzled about the national conversation we're having here about the fiscal cliff or as i call it the gradual fiscal slope. the premise is you have automatic spending cut that are scheduled to trigger on january 1st. what we hear is panic over the prospect of austerity. the economy is weak an
relations. he's also the author of "obama in the middle east:end of america's moment." let's start with the roots of the decree. what is it that he wants do that the courts won't let him do? >> there's the question of the trial of the old regime, mubarak and his sons and the inner circle. he went far beyond finding an arrangement to retry some of the elements of the old regime. he anointed himself the supreme leader with absolute authority. there was no oversight. there is no authority in egypt now. he can override any decision that has been made by morsi and that will be made by morsi. in a way, he is trying to create an imperial rpresidency, an imperial presidency that basically anoints morsi as the supreme lead over egypt, period. he monstrously miscalculated. he has thrown egypt into a political and constitutional crisis. he has finally succeeded in unifying the fractured opposition. now not just the liberals and the nationalists and the leftists. millions of egyptians are outraged in morsi addressing his own office of absolute authority. >> that's the question i have though. t
voters which may carry him over the goal line. are we at a place in america where white america can get together pick a candidate and still not get what they want? >> i think we've reached that place. to say that it's white america all for romney and against obama is wrong. president obama will win pennsylvania if he toes and i think he will is in the philadelphia suburbs which are predominantly 85%, 90% white. that's where you have progressive democrats in the suburbs become being increasingly democrat. you got the last of the moderate republicans and a lot of independents as well. and they are voters who are intelligent, they care about the environment, they care about social justice, they care about causes like women's right to choose, et cetera. and those white voters will stay with the president in significant numbers and that's what will bring him to victory in pennsylvania. pennsylvania is a state with about a 10% to 12% african-american population and about a 6% to 8% latino population. so white voters still dominate pennsylvania and you got to get your share. the president does
, not just in america, are going to benefit. >> yeah. i think the consequences aren't immediate if we get to january 1st, but i'll get into that later. i have a monologue -- >> psychologically they're immediate. >> let me ask you about within the democratic party, then. if the white house's priority is to get a deal, and the bottom line for house republicans is no rate hikes, if the white house were pursue this tax reform without rate hike framework and include in that the entitlement issue with medicare and social security and maybe medicare, that was floated a little bit last year. if that's the kind of package the white house can negotiate with republicans, is there a concern within the democratic party of a revolt against that deal with democrats? >> i think so. i think the president has more leverage with his own party, obviously. he just won re-election. he's beloved by most democrats, if for no other reason that he won again and saved them from what they viewed as the horrors of a republican administration here. i think he'll have some leverage, but it could be tough. he's got to d
with you to america, and then he twists her arm sxaing i'll free your children so then she has to come back. it's very heart-breaking. great book. congratulations to you. thank you very much. >> thank you all for having me. >> one place jefferson's skills with compromise could come in handy is this gradual fiscal slope fiasco. up next, the impact on jobs and hiring. ♪ you are my sunshine, my only sunshine ♪ ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? you
, and that was jarring. one great thing about america is being able to laugh about our troubles. jon stewart had this two views of new york that emerged after sandy. >> there's been no electricity after the substation exploded just around there up 14th street. >> al, al, what is that on your back, al? >> it's a machete, jon. see, there's two types of folks down here in no-juicetown. people with machetes and dead people without machetes. >> all right, al, we'll come back to you. we're going to go uptown to john. what are things like up there? >> what al was describing, jon, it's a total hellscape up here. for starters, and i don't want to call it a panic, serendipity has run out of mocha sprinkles. which begs the question, jon, where the [ bleep ] is fema when you need them? there to talk. i love you, james. don't you love me? i'm a robot. i know. i know you're a robot! but there's more in you than just circuits and wires! uhhh. (cries) a machine can't give you what a person can. that's why ally has knowledgeable people there for you, night and day. ally bank. your money needs an ally. [ crowd cheering ]
family, for the united states of america. it's very sad to see. >> colonel, you just mentioned there it's very sad loss for the cia. andrea had mentioned he's likely to be sux seeded by the deputy cia trektor. what does it mean it nerms of transition of power? >> we've had transitions at the cia at the top levels on and off since the inception, and by and large it's not a significant impact on the operations in the organization. it doesn't mean that who the director is is not important. it certainly is important. certainly in its wide her reach with the congress and other parts of the executive branch, but in terms of the operating -- the operations of the organization, it's not as significant as some people might feel and indeed there's an argument that says the deputy director and the operations director are the people that really rung the organization in the first place and changing the direction of the cia is not going to have very much impact on the organization. i hope that that's true, and i expect it will be true. >> i have to say, it's a little jarring to think in the year 2012
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